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The Purpose of The Mary Hignett Bequest Fund
|John Ward||David Griffiths, Peter Hill, David Gordon, Hazel Yates, Ian Glenister and Stuart Phillips|
Download Application Forms and Guidance Notesfor the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund here
Mary Hignett, a much-loved local writer, teacher and naturalist left half of her substantial estate to the Rotary Club of Oswestry. Her Will gave the Club wide discretion regarding how the money was to be administered and disbursed, with the only guidance being that it should be used mainly for local small projects in the fields of Sport and the Arts.
The Committee charged with administering the Fund meets early in July each year to consider applications received as a result of the annual invitation to interested groups to apply published in the Advertizer. The decisions in this annual process will usually be made by early September. The Committee also meets in November and March for follow-up action and to consider ad hoc applications. There is also provision for fast-track consideration of applications for small grants of less than £500.
Recent successful applications to the Mary Hignett Bequest Fund have included Knockin and Kinnerley Cricket Club who received £3,000 for their Pavilion restoration Project, OswestryYouth Café £129 for equipment, Llanfyllin High School £4,000 towards the cost of their new community climbing wall, Morda FC £300 to help replace stolen equipment and the Cantiones choir for their concert on Saturday May 8th 2010 at Holy Trinity Church, Oswestry.
Committee reports to Club Council will be added to the 'Members Only' Committee Reports Area - you must be signed in to view them.
- Oslympics Closing Ceremony - Oswestry Leisure Centre - Sunday 15th July
- Application Form and Guidance Notes
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